Trees and shrubs

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

Butterfly bush, fluttering and buzzing all around fabulous flowers

Butterfly bush key facts : Botanical names: Buddleja, Buddleia Common names – Butterfly bush, butterfly tree, summer lilac Family – Scrophulariaceae Type – Shrub Bearing – round Height – 10 to 18 feet (3 to 5 meters), depending on the species Breadth – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) Exposure – full sun to part sun Soil – any type […]
Butterfly bush

Bradford pear, the calleryana pear tree that went from true love to hate

A short-lived species in the Pear family, Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana) bears particularly abundant blooms in early Spring. Bradford pear key facts Name – Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m) Exposure – full and part sun Soil – no special requirements Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March to […]
Wonderful white blooming of the Bradford pear tree

Perovskia, it loves the coast

Very much appreciated in coastal areas, Perovskia has a magnificent summer blooming that lasts until the beginning of fall.
Perovskia

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.

11 plant-me-now melliferous shrubs for pollinators

As appealing to us as they are to pollinators, melliferous plant species are where pollinator insects reign as kings. These beautiful flowers are gorged with pollen and nectar offered up for pollinators to feed on, a trade-off that 80% of all flower-bearing species sign up for in order to reproduce.
Melliferous plants, shrubs and trees that feed pollinators

Summer-flowering shrubs

These shrubs share their flowers from spring to summer, and sometimes even longer! Either as part of a hedge or in a pot on your terrace, they share beautiful colors
Shrubs that bloom in summer, like this oleander

Ash tree, a soft-hearted hardwood

Apart from its very hard wood and its elegant ornamental appeal, the ash tree has long been used for its health benefits and therapeutic properties.
Ash tree leaves outlined against the sky

Persian ironwood, strong wood and even stronger colors!

Persian ironwood is an impressive short tree: colorful as a bonfire in autumn, and very useful hard wood whenever it needs to be chopped down. Persian Ironwood facts Name – Parrotia persica Family – Hamamelidaceae Type – shrub Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil – rather acidic Foliage – deciduous Flowering – January to March Planting Persian ironwood […]
Parrotia persica, the persian ironwood tree

Azalea japonica, the Japanese azalea

Azalea japonica is a small heath shrub that provides evergreen, bushy growth. Its main appeal, however, is the massive blooming: beautiful flowers ranging from pink to red, purple and white.
Bright pink blossoms cover an Azalea japonica with a few bright green leaves.

Berberis thunbergii, Thunberg barberry

Berberis thunbergii is a beautiful berberis shrub, especially because of its blooming and its scarlet red berries that make birds tweet with joy in winter.
Ripe berberis thunbergii fruit berries.

Trees with gold yellow leaves, bring the sun to the garden!

Fall is the season of nature’s grand finale, an explosion of color before a well-deserved rest. Like a show of fireworks, a culmination of powerful fiery bursts of color bursts forth from trees left and right in the scenery and in the garden. Gold in particular flashes and shines in all its rich tan-to-orange leaves, […]
Yellow-leaved trees

Very ornamental berry shrubs

Winter isn’t the season where our gardens bear the most flowers, but it still has every chance of boasting very nice colors with berry shrubs.
arbuste à baies

Boxwood, always the elegant one

Green all year long, boxwood draws back to the elegance of French gardens. Along edges to organize the garden, or sculpted as as a standalone shape, it is currently making a comeback.
Shaped boxwood shrubs forming boxes

Pruning boxwood, know it all

Running contrary to popular belief, the pruning of boxwood is actually very easy, and doesn’t endanger your shrub in the least. Pruning boxwood is a practice that
Boxwood pruning
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